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City of Boston Awarded Environmental Support Package

The City of Boston has been named a winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge and as a result has been selected to receive $2.5 million to subsidize environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on green buildings and transportation. “We have to accelerate our actions to reduce carbon emissions. Addressing climate change now is critical to ensuring a greener, healthy Boston for future generations,” said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Recently, Mayor Walsh proposed a platform that will invest in Boston’s waterfront to protect the City’s residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels and severe weather patterns. Aside from the waterfront, Boston will also utilize funding in order to further develop the following resources:

  • Improved bike networking, pedestrian safety, and traffic reduction

  • Electric vehicle support and carpooling initiatives

  • Financial assistance for buildings to improve energy performance